If you had a spiritual guide like Virgil to Dante, who would you choose?
I'd pick Ludwig
Fuck you all, I'm getting bitches and material goods.
>mfw instead of behaving like a spiritual guide he will just ramble about literature, mazes, the Irish and the jews
I'm torn between Rabelais, Ariosto and Pushkin.
Anyway, I'd want one who can help me appreciate and smile at the smallness and absurdity of things.
Plus a trip with Rabelais would be a fucking laugh:
>The commonplace "Rabelais's quarter of an hour" can be interpreted as "having a rough patch". According to various accounts, Rabelais, not having enough money to go back to Paris from Rome, disguised himself as to not be recognized and conveyed an assistance in a tavern. There, he declared he was bringing back poison from Italy to kill the king and the queen. He was then arrested and brought back to Paris to be tried and sentenced before revealing his identity and the trickery. King Francis the First, upon seeing Rabelais, smiled and mocked the magistrates who had brought him back for having been tricked, and pardoned the fake criminal
What a man
RAW or PKD because they would both be able to recontextualise it brilliantly. PKD more effectively (what happens when a paranoid schizophrenic finds himself in the afterlife? He's not going to stop coming up with theories that incorporate the new context) but RAW would be a far more agreeable companion with a sense of humour.
>independently wealthy playboy philosopher with great influence who is still read and studied centuries later by academics and laymen alike and has firmly established himself into the canon
>implying Hitler wasn't happy when he was living
Excellent choice anon. To strive as he did late in life, in the face of such obstacles, and to succeed in such an exultant and life-affirming way truly is inspiring and a tremendous achievement.
Except he was for the most part a difficult man that alienated most people in his life and drove his nephew to suicide by his tyrannical domineering. He was quite a nasty person, especially when you look into his legal cases. The kind of man best admired from afar, not as a some spirit guide.
Dude never gave a single fuck in his whole life
My first instinct was to say Aristotle -- but I find he fixates on the pragmatic too much; I go for the abstract, so I'd have to opt for Socrates
My grandfather was a poet of minor celebrity, he gave me everything and I sort of look to him as a "spirit guide".
Alternatively, Liebniz, I love that nigga.
P.s. Mozart, if any of you are interested in him in any way, there's a great book that gives us a biography through his letters called Mozarts letters, Mozart's life by Robert Spaethling you should look at.
He couldn't help you find a pound of flax.
Rilke or Borges, if someone contemporary, then Eco
>The limits of my language are the limits of my
What is the attraction with this guy. Do we just choose our influences based on their looks and edgyness, and not the sagacity of their work?
>instead of guiding you through the levels of the afterlife, witty just guides you into a cinema theatre and tells you to shut up while he watches his western
>he only brought only doughnuts for him
dubs speak the word of god
>ywf he just speaks in parables all the time and gets side tracked feeding multitudes
>Do we just choose our influences based on their looks and edginess,
If this is the case then I choose Louise Brooks